Sorry about the title, but Stacey wanted to know if We Can Make Thursday ‘Everybody Blog About Mass Formation Psychosis Day’? (followed up with ‘Mass Formation Psychosis’ and the Censorship of COVID-19 Criticism). I'm not really all that keen on the term myself, which seems to describe media and goverment lead, global gaslighting of whole populations of susceptible people. As such, it can relate to almost any topic. I don't much worry about the WuFlu anymore. Omicron is the cure; if you're not highly vulnerable, catch it.
Say, Justice Breyer resigns. The media and Democrats will gaslight us on how significant and necessary it is for Biden to get his pick; any opposition will be considered racist, and sexist (since we all expect the nominee for the position to be black and at least nominally female. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.26.22 (Afternoon Edition), at the Volokh Conspiracy, NBC News Reports Justice Breyer Will Retire WaPoo, Breyer to retire, giving Biden first Supreme Court pick of his presidency and Breyer replacement to be named relatively quickly. The Peacock, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, giving Biden a chance to nominate a replacement. Althouse fairly glows after seeing in in the NYT, Breyer will retire! She's not all that kind to the NYT, though. At Haut Hair, AllahPundit notes the obvious in Breaking: Stephen Breyer to retire "Ol’ Justice Breyer knows how to read a poll. The House is gone and the Senate increasingly looks like a 50/50 status-quo best-case scenario for Democrats in 2023." Sundance at CTH, As Expected, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Will Step Down, Biden Will Likely Nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson. Ace, With Democrat Control of Senate Due to be Lost, Leftwing Ideologue and Democrat Partisan Steven Breyer Announces Retirement, "Brandon vows to nominate the first black female justice. Is Kamala finally positioned for success? Meanwhile: does Sonia Sotomayor's intemperate rant give away that a preliminary vote was taken and Roe is going to be overturned or rendered dead letter?
But did he really intend the news to get out, Fox's Shannon Bream hears otherwise, Shannon Bream@ShannonBream "Multiple sources tell me Justice Breyer was not planning to announce his retirement today. They describe him as "upset" with how this has played out. We still await any official notice from his office and/or the #SCOTUS public information office." Paul Bedard at WaEx, By-the-book Breyer said to be miffed retirement leaked. AllahPundit, Uh oh: Breyer "upset" that news leaked, wasn't planning to announce retirement today, reports claim, "I’m dying to know who’s responsible for this sh*tshow."
I’m thisclose to embracing the conspiracy theory that Breyer didn’t intend to retire at all and a liberal source tried to force his hand by making up a lie about an imminent announcement and feeding it to the press. If he’s not going to retire voluntary, progressives will have to take matters into their own hands by ginning up a media frenzy that all but requires him to do so!
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